The American Heart Association says there are a few simple things you can do to keep active and promote a healthier heart:
* Do housework yourself, instead of hiring someone else to do it. * Work in the garden or mow the grass. Using a riding mower doesn't count. * Go out for a short walk before breakfast, after dinner or both. Start with a 10-minute walk and work up to 30 minutes. * Walk or bike to the corner store. * When watching television, pedal a stationary bicycle. * Park on the outskirts of a shopping mall and walk to the stores.
Health Tip: Burping Your New Baby
To avoid a gassy, fussy baby, burping is an important part of every feeding.
Here are suggestions on how to burp your young infant, courtesy of the Nemours Foundation:
* Sit upright, holding your baby against your chest so that the chin is against your shoulder. * OR: Sit your baby upright on your lap or knee, holding the chin gently in your hand. * Always support your baby's head. * Gently pat the infant's back, but not too hard. * If your baby seems fussy during feedings, stop the feeding a few times and burp him or her throughout, then again when the infant is done eating.